When fantasy baseball started, it was all about control. It was all about the prospect of making better decisions than Major League general managers. It was about being able to pull the on-field strings better than field managers. We were hell-bent on proving that we could assemble a winning ballclub better than the professionals.
Fantasy baseball helped us achieve these goals, albeit in a faux reality sort of...
I run polls on this site because the results often fascinate me. There was no better an example this past week with my fake case study regarding a keeper league trade decision. I asked:
You own hot prospect Alex Bregman in a keeper league in which you still have 2016... Read More
Last month at ESPN.com, I wrote a piece about how difficult it is to project young players when they are first promoted to the majors. As much as we'd like to draw conclusions based on minor league performance or scouting reports, they are faulty indicators for future success. BABS essentially... Read More
Nearly halfway through the season and we are seeing many players' performances settle down to the levels we had expected in the pre-season.
A reminder about how to use the chart:
Batters and pitchers, individually, are ranked by skill, regardless of playing time. In this way, you can identify the... Read More
This article was originally published at BaseballHQ.com on June 10, 2005. My opinion has not changed.
Sometimes I can't believe the things we accept about this game.
One of the great allures of playing fantasy -- you might even call it the foundation of the game -- is the sense... Read More
In part 1… Back in 2009, I was trolling the trade wires with the owners in the Fantasy Xperts League (XFL) 15-team mixed keeper league. I received six sub-par offers, so I decided to up the ante. I sent out an email with a list of all the offers,... Read More